NAGPUR - Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan decided to accord top priority to Vidarbha, which has one of the highest incidence of farmers suicides in the country, authorities have seized tractors and cut off power supplies of debt-ridden farmers, that too on the eve of harvesting season, a farmers' group said Saturday.
NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dealt suitably with every letter to him for sanction to prosecute then communications minister A. Raja on the alleged second generation (2G) spectrum scam, the Supreme Court was informed Saturday in an affidavit, and sought to set the record straight on a political storm that threatened to envelop his office.
AGARTALA - The Tripura government is going ahead with its programme to relocate Reang tribals, who settled in the state after ethnic clashes in Mizoram, an official said Saturday, but the tribals continued to protest the move.
NEW DELHI - The Prime Minister's Office Saturday told the Supreme Court that every communication received from Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy was duly responded to in action, and the decision to grant prosecution of then telecom minister A. Raja could not have been taken without carefully examining the evidence collected by the CBI.
NEW DELHI - The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) filed an affidavit in the apex court Saturday saying a letter written by former MP Subramanian Swamy to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in October 2009 acknowledged that he was aware of the steps being taken on his seeking sanction to prosecute then communications minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation.